Meet the Recipient of the Project SEMILLA ICEM 2018 Grant


Dra. Magaly de la Concepción Ramírez, is an Emergency physician born and raise in the city of Bluefields, in the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean Coast in Nicaragua. She is the only daughter of Carmina Ramirez, a currently retired teacher who sacrificed much to help her daughter finish her college studies and is her biggest supporter.
Dra. Ramirez studied from Kindergarten to high school in the Moravo School in Bluefields. Then she moved to the west side of the country to follow her dream of studying Medicine in the prestigious Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN), in León, Nicaragua. She completed her rotating internship in the Victoria Mota Hospital in Jinotega and returned to her hometown of Bluefields to fulfill her social service commitment and work in the Regional Hospital Dr. Ernesto Sequeira Blanco.

Dra. Ramirez then began residency in Emergency Medicine in the Hospital Manolo Morales in the city of Managua. During her residency she rotated through many hospitals including the Hospital Antonio Lenin Fonseca (Neurosurgery and Trauma), Hospital Bertha Calderón (Maternity), Hospital la Mascota (Pediatrics), Hospital Fernando Vélez Páiz (Burns) and the National Center of Ophthalmology. In addition, she learned the care of pre-hospital patients with the Red Cross in Belmonte.

On completing her Emergency Medicine residency, she returned to the South Caribbean Coast where she has worked as the Chief of the Emergency department in the Regional Hospital for the last 11 years, in her team she works with two general doctors and four rotating interns, nursing, and staff. Her emergency department covers eight communities close to Bluefields.

In attending ICEM 2018 she hopes to obtain the knowledge necessary to implement techniques based on the resources found on Bluefields, and to train her team, doctors and nurses with the best techniques to treat any situation they could face and provide a better and faster response to patients.

Congratulations Dra. Ramirez! We hope ICEM is a useful experience and that the knowledge gained helps your patients and community. Have a wonderful trip.